Bismillah, Surprise! by Zaheera Jina is the first book signed to Djarabi Kitabs Publishing (DKP). What was supposed to be a fellow author helping another to publish a children’s book in the USA paved the way and basically opened the DKP door to other Muslim authors seeking publishing services masha’Allah. Thus, Dr. Zaheera Jina is […]
Two of these arrived yesterday from CreateSpace, and we cut it a little close but we made it alhamdullilah. I loved all these manuscripts the minute I read them masha’Allah. I had to have them 🙂 subhanallah. So DKP accepted them all! There are four of the most creative and loveliest children’s book stories I have ever read mA! I pray we can find more stories like that for Muslim children insha’Allah. My son enjoys the illustrations for sure.
Little Blue Skater Boy : When Isa is asked to take biriyani to his Nanni’s house, someone decides to jump out at him and then tag along. A re-telling of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ with many twists.
Imagine : It’s bedtime! Yunus wants to talk but his sister Saarah goes on a imagining spree. She talks about animals, and dinosaurs and aliens as friends. She talks about sending an Eid gift to orphans and cooking extra meals in Ramadan for the poor, and a whole lot more! A fun, creative story, that also shows a loving sibling relationship.
Who Could I Be? Through the book, children will learn about animals and their distinctive features, and the repetitive use of questioning encourages them to use the clues to keep guessing and wanting to turn the page to find out what animal it is. Most importantly, it sheds light on and promotes the beauty of our Creator’s creations.
Kamillah the Butterfly : Kamillah is a caterpillar who is struggling to understand life’s changes. With a friend by her side and discovering a beautiful surprise at the end of her cycle, she happily accepts the biggest change. A lovely book any child can relate too. It will definitely leave little ones wanting to read it repeatedly.
Of course they are all 5 stars for me. Read them and tell us if they don’t deserve that rating ;)!
Jazakh’Allah khair for reading,
~A Ducktrinor Mom~
Originally posted on shoohadakhanom: I’m going straight to the cover for this one. LOOK at this COVER! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, Allahumma barik fiha 😍❤️ Now that the screaming is over LOL, and we’ve all said our Duah. I’ll start on the blurb.? “It’s bedtime! Yunus wants to talk but his sister Saarah?goes on an imagining spree. She…
Originally posted on shoohadakhanom: Let’s start with the blurb. “Through the book, children will learn about animals and their distinctive features. The repetitive use of questioning encourages them to use the clues to keep guessing and wanting to turn the page to find out what animal it is. Most importantly, it sheds light on and…
Originally posted on shoohadakhanom: Let’s start with the blurb.? “Kamillah is a caterpillar who is struggling to understand life’s changes. With a friend by her side and discovering a beautiful surprise at the end of her cycle, she happily accepts the biggest change. A lovely book any child can relate too.” Beautiful cover. ❤️ The…
I thought of writing a children’s book with all the 99 names of Allah in it to make it comprehensive but I decided against it. Why? The book will go over the maximum page requirement for traditionally published children’s books. Besides, it will become very vague and not delve deeper in the meaning of the 99 attributes like I want.
Now, there are other books soon to be published and already on the market to teach our young believers all the Names of the The Creator (Al-Khaliq). Check them out!
1. Al-Khaliq (The Creator) by Zainab Jones
Al-Khaliq (The Creator) will be published soon by Djarabi Kitabs Publishing insha’Allah. The story follows little Abdulrahman also known as “Dahumie” as he uncovers that Allah created all that exist. It’s a very cute and fun story showing a love bond between a mother and her son masha’Allah. The author plans on writing 5 more books in the series bi’ithnillah. Masha’Allah! We pray that Allah fulfill her dreams and make them mubarak for her, ameen.
Susan Zainab Jones’ book 1 will be available on Amazon and here insha’Allah.
2. The One by Manaal Jafrey-Razaque
“The One is a 32 page children’s book in The Fundamental Series of Author Manaal Jafrey-Razaque…The One will for sure help us raise young believers by teaching them 18 out of the 99 names of Allah. That said the book is not preachy at all. The drawings of everything Allah created are cute and inviting throughout the book. My son cooed with delight at the illustrations. It was precious masha’Allah…”— Papatia Feauxzar, A Ducktrinor Mom. Read the rest of the review here .
3. Allah Al-Aleem by Bint Abdul Hamid
“Allah Al-Aleem is a must have for young Muslim readers and young muminun. It exposes them early on to the qualities of their Al-Khaliq (The Creator)*. Children have so many questions. We try to answer them as much as we can and sometimes we fall short. For instance, “Mommy, why is the sky blue?” The answer to this question will not be a short reply to small minds…” — Papatia Feauxzar, A Ducktrinor Mom. Read the rest of the review here.
4. Al-Haseeb (The Accountant, the Reckoner, the Bringer to Account)?) by Moi!
I’ve been working on this story for a while now. Insha’Allah when things slow down work wise, I’ll focus on getting it out insha’Allah. It’s befitting wouldn’t you say so *wink* ? I hope that with this story young muminun learn early on that they need to :
- Take responsibility for their actions and reflect upon them daily
- Strive to live an honest life
- Seek constant repentance
- Display good sunnah courtesy manners
- Realize that Allah is sufficient for them and that they should only rely on him. Even though we are their parents, their ultimate loyalty should stay with Al-Haseeb insha’Allah.
Jazakh’Allah khair for reading,
~A Ducktrinor Mom~
Originally posted on shoohadakhanom: GUESS WHAT? 😱😱😱 WELL, a few months ago I signed not one BUT four publishing contracts with Djarabi Kitabs Publishing. ❤️ WHAT TIME IS IT? WELL, I think it’s time I shared what i’ve been working on. Stay tuned and I’ll be sharing bits and pieces about my forthcoming children’s books…
Super Excited about the up and coming release of the first book, in a series of books, entitled “Mommy, Who Is Allah? (Al-Khaliq, The Creator).
The stories were created in hopes of helping children to get to know and love Allah through His Beautiful Names and Attributes. Each book will tell a story about a conversation held between a mother and her child. Where by, the mother will explain one or more of the Attributes of Allah in a way that will encourage the child to want learn more about Allah, The Creator, The One, The Most Merciful, The King, The Provider, and The Protector. There are six books in all. In Sha Allah.
Many Ramadhan children’s books are overshadowed by many popular Muslim children Ramadhan books. While it’s their rizq, I also believe that it’s necessary to showcase other underdogs who deserve the spotlight too.
1. Ramadan Without Daddy by Misbah Akhtar.
This story revolves around a Jamaican Muslimah mother divorced from a South Asian Muslim brother. It portrays the reality of many single mothers and their children during the blessed month of Ramadhan. Ramadan without Daddy is one of the kind masha’Allah and it will be launching this June 2017 insha’Allah. Keep an eye out for both the print and eBook insha’Allah. For the full cover, click here. Read more about Akhtar at singlemuslimmums.wordpress.com .
2. Zachariah’s Perfect Day by Farrah Qazi
This story is equally important for Muslim children during Ramadhan as it depicts a young man helping with daily chores in his household especially during Ramadhan when things can get a bit challenging for mothers. He’s an exemplary character, little mumins can take example on insha’Allah. You can buy it here. Read more on the author at http://farrah-qazi.wixsite.com/farrahqazi/about and please Check out other books featuring Zachariah’s Perfect Day here.
3. Mr. Ramadhan Moon by S.R.M
Mr. Ramadhan Moon is one of the cutest and creative children’s story I have ever read. Mr. Ramadhan Moon is also a nice and welcomed change from the assumption that the moon is of female gender. It accompanies children and family in a love and supporting journey. Read the rest of my review here. You can buy a copy here.
Special mention: The Shapes of Eid, according to Me. Read the full review here.
Jazak’Allah khair for reading,
~A Ducktrinor Mom~